University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Grimes County White Man’s Association Photograph, circa 1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grimes County White Man's Association
Title: Grimes County White Man’s Association Photograph
Dates: circa 1900
Abstract: The collection consists of one photographic print showing the Grimes County, Texas, White Man’s Association, a local political party.
Accession No.: AR 2012-056
Extent: 1 photograph
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

White Man’s Union Associations, also known as White Men’s Primary Associations, were local political parties that were created after the Reconstruction in several Texas counties to allow white voters to control the outcome of elections in areas with large African-American and Latino populations. The groups exercised control of elections by nominating all county officials for the spring Democratic primary elections. While minority voters were still able to vote in the fall general elections, candidates supported by the White Men’s Associations had already won the earlier primaries, thus silencing black and Latino input into local elections.

Source: Long, Christopher. “White Man’s Union Associations.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 3, 2013.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one photographic print showing the Grimes County, Texas, White Man’s Association, a local political party, circa 1900.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Grimes County White Man’s Union Association--Photographs.
Subjects
Political parties--Texas--Photographs.
Voting--Texas--Photographs.
Places
Grimes County (Tex.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grimes County White Man’s Association Photograph, circa 1900, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Bowman, June 2013.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3Z316 Grimes County White Man’s Association photograph, circa 1900